Seller Submission: 1996 Rover Mini Mk VII Blue Star Ed

This next car comes as a seller submission from Tim who describes the car as: This is a rebodied tribute Blue Star with a new heritage body, done in 2000 by Banks Garage in the UK. This Mini is rare and in exceptional condition. Absolutely no rust, no scratches, dings or dents. Interior is perfect as well. Find this 1996 Rover Mini Mk VII Blue Star Edition with a starting bid of $100 with 6 days to go located in Santa Cruz, CA via guyswithrides.com.

From the seller:

Listed for sale here: https://www.guyswithrides.com/2023/11/01/lot-286/
Vin: MA2S6S644772A ( a 1969 Morris Chassis)
Engine #: 12A2E JO2 326790
Head #: 36921
This is a rebodied tribute Blue Star with a new heritage body, done in 2000 by Banks
Garage in the UK.
This Mini is rare and in exceptional condition. Absolutely no rust, no scratches, dings or dents. Interior
is perfect as well.
31,8xx miles runs great, shifts smoothly and best of all it is registered in California properly as a 1969,
thus no emissions testing or catalytic converter required.
I purchased it in November 2022 from a long time friend. The car was covered and parked in his
neighbors garage. It was only driven rarely. He bought the car in the UK and had it delivered to
California in 2001. He used it sparingly and then placed in storage.
The Mini was transported to my home in Capitola and I worked on getting it running. Installed a new
battery, drained the gas, replaced the fuel filter, flushed the radiator, replaced the brake lines,
installed new brake pads and shoes, adjusted the valve lash, steam cleaned and painted the engine,
polished with Menserna 3800 Super Finish and waxed with Zymol Glasur. Interior detailed.
I am an experienced automobile restorer , over the last few years I restored a Karman Ghia, BMW
2002, Porsche 914, Citroen 2CV/6 and six motorcycles. I’ve owned eight Porsche’s and have a 1964
MGB that I’ve owned for 58 years.
Always garners smiles and waves and many questions at shows and cars and coffees and it is a hoot to
drive. Easily cruises at 70, about 3500 RPM and runs about 34 MPG.
There are several boxes of spare parts and Mini manuals and books.
This car came to me unannounced via a casual conversation with my friend over lunch. My first Mini
but not my first British Car. I’m selling only because another Citroen is coming to me and my garage is
full. The Mini is truly a keeper as many have told me , “now that’s a real Mini!”.
Nice photos https://photos.app.goo.gl/dkxDGFeAQu8uL9pHA

1996 Rover Mini
Blue Star Edition
(1969 vin with a new Heritage body rehung)
500 made only sold in Germany

engine: 1,275 cc Fuel Injection
Exterior colour:
Tahiti Blue Metallic (JRJ)
Exterior trim: Body-colored wheel arches
Decals/badges: Coachlines with “Blue Star” script decals
Interior: Full blue leather seats with gray piping; elm dashboard, door cappings, door pulls, steering
wheel, gear knob, and handbrake grip; blue leather gaiter; Magnolia instruments; black carpets, Coco
Mats, SMCO cup holders, Seat track extenders, custom radio and front and rear speakers, back seat
side windows hinge open, Immobiliser theft protection works as it should.
New Yokohama A539 175/50/13 from the UK
13×6 alloy “Sportspack” wheels, “German” wheel arches, four driving lights

More Photos here:
Books and receipts https://photos.app.goo.gl/vnVCNpQTNEqraYVHA
Exhaust https://photos.app.goo.gl/cxGNy53y2zLwhPd49
Heater Matrix https://photos.app.goo.gl/paTUCke18ahjQzXp8
Photos https://photos.app.goo.gl/TFAjjLVCmAva414T7
Work done https://photos.app.goo.gl/rH2nN9Bi6H2qwfYMA
In the park https://photos.app.goo.gl/YdxFmbFrKFwQEpcF9
New Tires https://photos.app.goo.gl/bJbEspf6byxfUbBb7
Brakes and steam clean https://photos.app.goo.gl/ULjgHZyECWuDSbD38
Brake cylinders https://photos.app.goo.gl/wC9UbSPdUe429ddN7
Radiator flush and brakes https://photos.app.goo.gl/rEgNrRPLSRpSCgSMA
New shocks and wheel clean https://photos.app.goo.gl/AXbvAVG73mJCrAkY6
Made access port for brake lines replacement https://photos.app.goo.gl/AryYvjaP3yZhg8Ag6
Brake line replacement https://photos.app.goo.gl/5X4prKmzS4yHaop97
January work https://photos.app.goo.gl/n56gDf236ke6Yu1K7
Mini arrives https://photos.app.goo.gl/z7tcFbVtd58m8okdA
Picking up the Mini https://photos.app.goo.gl/iNdJjCjTGmxKSzmh7

Videos Here:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kULRMVxqoiR8bxxg8

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